Inspired by the challenging experiences that she faced while growing up and attending university in South Korea, Heejung (이​희정​) decided to pursue Social work upon moving to Canada. Her purpose in engaging in justice­based work is to create safe, caring, compassionate and inclusive community for all. In her work and life, she seeks to raise awareness of and challenge the many issues that deprive us of our humanity and create social divisions. The desire to treat all human beings with dignity and respect underscores her worldview. Heejung currently works with immigrant women and their families, helping them to feel empowered and to overcome the barriers they face in their everyday lives in Canada. In her free time, she recharges by reading, listening to music and grounding herself through solitude and reflection.